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Copyright: Agoes SK (wieyos) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 13 W: 0 N: 36] (127)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon A640
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/30 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-16 17:56
Viewed: 3639
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi Folks,

Mosquitoes are insects which make up the family Culicidae. They have a pair of scaled wings, a pair of halteres, a slender body, and long legs.

The females of most mosquito species suck blood (hematophagy) from other animals, which has made them the most deadly disease vectors known to man, killing millions of people over thousands of years and continuing to kill millions per year by the spread of diseases.

Length varies but is rarely greater than 16 mm (0.6 inch), and weight up to 2.5 mg (0.04 grain). A mosquito can fly for 1 to 4 hours continuously at up to 1–2 km/h travelling up to 10 km in a night.

Most species are nocturnal or crepuscular (dawn or evening) feeders. During the heat of the day most mosquitos rest in a cool place and wait for the evenings. They may still bite if disturbed.

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  • Tabib Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 5 N: 167] (859)
  • [2008-02-16 18:32]
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Hi Agoes,

This is your skin? :-)
I think this is Aedes Aegypti mosquito, vector for Dengue virus.
Very good macro work.

Assalamualaikum Agoes,

Are you in a series of torture session? If Tabib is right about this mosquito, don't you think it is rather dangerous?

Still, no pain and no gain. Another brilliant capture of this microscopic macro. Incredible sharpness of this tiny creature. well done sir and thanks for sharing this. I can see that her belly is red and maybe filled with human blood.


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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2008-02-17 15:09]

Exelente foto e um grande e corajoso cobaia espero que não seja da dengue,ficou muito bem trabalhada esta imagem,meus parabéns.

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